Can Gratitude Make You Feel Better?

Being grateful can help you:
– Increase optimism and reduces negativity

– Relieve stress. Since stress can make pain worse, anything that relieves stress can also relieve some of the negative health effects that stress causes.

– Boost your immune system. Gratitude can lead to increased optimism, which has been shown to improve immune function.

– Improve relationships. Couples […]

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Living With Pain: Chronic Pain Acceptance

You may have heard the term “chronic pain acceptance”.  At first, it may sound a little sad – as though you are being asked to simply give up. But that is not what is meant by the term. It has more to do with moving on from the struggle, the fight, and frustration of trying […]

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Work Smarter, Not Harder

Here is an infographic on working smarter, not harder at your job. It offers some neat mental tricks to keep you feeling efficient with tasks and improving the quality of your work.

All too often, my clients come in the door never looking forward to their office jobs and express dissatisfaction. I ask to see how […]

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Why Some Pain Helps Us Feel Pleasure

The idea that we can achieve happiness by maximizing pleasure and minimizing pain is both intuitive and popular. The truth is, however, very different. Pleasure alone cannot not make us happy.

Take Christina Onassis, the daughter of shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. She inherited wealth beyond imagination and spent it on extravagant pleasures in an attempt to […]

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The Power of Touch

When Nicolae Ceaușescu came to power, in the mid-nineteen-sixties, Romania saw the proliferation of leagăne—literally, “cradles,” otherwise known as institutional homes for the very young. Ceaușescu wanted to increase Romania’s industrial output, and he thought that that required a larger population. In 1966, he enacted Decree 770, which restricted contraceptives, banned almost all abortions for […]

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